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Past Event

SF Climate Week at Climate One: Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Senator Nancy Skinner, Senator Scott Wiener, and More

Growing the Economy and Reducing Carbon Emissions, with Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis and Jennifer Barrera
1:30–2:15 p.m.

With electricity prices surging and a terrible state budget looming, political pressure is mounting on California’s climate policies. Yet the state is still facing enormous current and future costs from severe wildfires, epic floods and other impacts worsened by burning fossil fuels. How can the state balance its economic and climate goals?

Big Business in the Golden State: The Global Impact of California’s New Corporate Disclosure Laws, with Alicia Seiger
2:30–3 p.m.

Starting in 2027, companies operating in California with total annual revenues over $1 billion will be required to disclose their scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions. That means they’ll be on the hook to report not only their direct emissions from company operations, but also their indirect emissions (e.g., purchased electricity), and emissions from up and down the supply chain. California has the fifth largest economy in the world. So, needless to say, it’s a big deal with potential global impacts!

Join us for a live conversation with Alicia Sieger about how California’s new corporate climate disclosure laws—and the attack on ESG policies—will change how companies do business.

Staying the Course on Climate with a Brutal State Budget, with Senator Nancy Skinner and Senator Scott Wiener
3–3:45 p.m.

How can climate policy consistency be sustained beyond economic cycles? Senator Nancy Skinner and Senator Scott Wiener join Climate One Host Greg Dalton live in conversation to discuss how they plan to make lasting climate progress in California, even in the face of brutal state budget cuts.

Climate One will be celebrating SF Climate Week (April 22–26) with a series of programs featuring California and the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading voices in policy, climate justice and business. The week will showcase interviews with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, State Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, California Environmental Justice Association’s Energy Justice Director Mari Rose Taruc, and environmental justice activist Nalleli Cobo, among others, about the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s innovation capital when it comes to addressing climate change.

Climate One will also be hosting an Action Lounge, where attendees will be able to join local climate and environmental organizations, apply for green jobs, and receive guidance from climate career coaches.


See more Climate One programs at The Commonwealth Club of California.

April 25, 2024

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Jennifer Barrera

President and Chief Executive Officer, California Chamber of Commerce

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Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor of California

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Alicia Seiger

Managing Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy

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Nancy Skinner

California State Senator (D–9th District)

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Scott Wiener

California State Senator (D–11th District)

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Co-host, Climate One